BUILD THREAD Project "Con Artist" 1980 Malibu

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Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Master Mechanic
Feb 9, 2010
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Anglemont, BC
Bought a house without a shop :doh: so not much progress to speak of until I get a shop built. Did play with timing a bit and installed an AFR gauge to see whats going on, trying to get some mileage out of her for my 50 mile trip to work. Got it up to 14mpg from 10! Now I just need to find a place to get metering rods for my OHG mixer, and might be able to pull a few more mpgs.

Really just posting to keep my thread from getting locked lol
 
Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Master Mechanic
Feb 9, 2010
399
43
Anglemont, BC
Scored some new springs! Guy I work with has some belltech 23225 2/3" drop s10 springs, his truck was riding on the bump stops with them so he swapped out for drop spindles. I know I'll get a good deal on them, but he said I can try them first. Looking at the specs they should be very comparable to a 5660. I'm hoping they will keep my stance pretty much where it is but stiffen things up a bit.

Rate = 610 lbs per inch
WD = .718"
Free Length = 11.47"

 

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